Friday, September 7, 2007

All this time I could've sworn it would be Eckstein

The New York Daily News is reporting that Rick Ankiel received a year's supply of human growth hormone in 2004. To be fair, he did receive it as a parting gift after not making it to the stage on The Price is Right.

It just goes to show you that we as sports fans have to take every feel-good story with a gigantic bag of salt. Floyd Landis probably did dope his blood. Jason McElwain was probably really just Luke Ridnour in disguise. Gordon Bombay's Mighty Ducks were point shavers.

(By the way, this headline by Dan Shanoff made me think I had stumbled onto Nation of Islam Sportsblog by accident.)

Anyway, here are a number of "Do It Your Damn Self" entries that found their way into my inbox this morning... the first three by Clare, the last one by Michael Matthew.